Cool off this summer with a glass of refreshing homemade Cucumber Lemonade. Made with simple ingredients, this lemonade is an ideal drink for summer parties and BBQ!
+ 2 tablespoons granulated white sugar
adjust to taste, add more for a sweeter lemonade
from 7-8 lemons, can also use a mix of lemon and lime juice
Chop the cucumber and place in a blender. I have used Persian cucumber in this recipe.
Puree the cucumber to a fine paste. Don't add any water here.
Transfer the cucumber puree to a pan/pot on medium heat. Add sugar to it and stir.
Also add the lemon juice and mix. I often use a mix of lemon and lime juice and it works very well.
Stir in the mint leaves and let the mixture simmer of medium heat for 6-7 minutes until the sugar dissolves completely.
Remove pan from heat, cover and let it sit for 30-45 minutes for the flavors to mingle together. You can also refrigerate the mixture at this point.
After 45 minutes, strain the liquid using a strainer.
Then add 5 cups of cold water to it.
Cover and refrigerate until chilled.
To serve, add ice cubes and slices of lemon and cucumber to a glass. Pour the cucumber lemonade into the glass, garnish with mint leaves and serve.
Get recipe at: https://www.cookwithmanali.com/cucumber-lemonade/